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Hi I'm Hannah

I am an identical twin. I love the outdoors. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a sophomore in college and study Public Relations. During my free time, I go hiking and camping. I love jamming to music with friends and eating frozen yogurt. I am a firm believer in chocolate and pizza. I love spending time with my family and making new memories with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love God. I am a Mormon because I know this is the true gospel that God restored to this earth through Joseph Smith, a prophet. I am Mormon because living this religion brings more happiness and peace to my life than anything else in this world. I grew up as a member of this church, but in high school, I started questioning the beliefs I had grown up living. I wanted to rebel, and be different than my peers. I was sick of listening and doing what my parents wanted, so I started making little choices that brought me further away from Christ. I thought doing what I wanted, or more accurately what I thought I wanted at the time, would make me happy. But every day, I slipped a little farther into a depression that I didn’t want to admit I was dealing with or thought I could get out of. But I kept digging this pit of sin and hopelessness, as I alienated myself from everything I had known and everyone I had loved convincing myself all the while that if I could just hold on a little longer without letting anyone help me, I could finally be at the place I always wanted-completely independent and happy. I thought this independence from the church and from the people that loved me was the answer to figuring out who I was. But time went on and I still didn’t love myself, as I thought I would, and I still didn’t know who or what I should be, as I believed I would, and I wasn’t happy, though I convinced myself I would be fine. Finally, one night after I moved out, I was so confused and hurt and I didn’t know what else to do, so I got down on my knees and prayed. I felt the love of my Heavenly Father for the first time in a really long time. I started a path of change, of trust in God, and of true discipleship. I let the gospel become my lifeline as I got rid of all the detrimental aspects of my life. Joy and peace started coming back into my life. As I turned to God, and let him become the center of my life, I became happy. So I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by trying to be a little better. I read the Book of Mormon and pray so that I might develop a relationship with my loving God. I am preparing to serve a mission (where I share my beliefs and serve people) in Cambodia for 18 months. I love my faith because of the happiness it brings me, and I want to share that happiness with others.